Society for Cinema and Media Studies

Founded: 1959    Admitted to ACLS: 1990
The Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) is the leading scholarly organization in the world dedicated to promoting a broad understanding of film, television, and related media through research and teaching grounded in the contemporary humanities tradition; encourages excellence in scholarship and pedagogy and fosters critical inquiry into the global, national, and local circulation of cinema, television, and other related media. SCMS scholars situate these media in various contexts, including historical, theoretical, cultural, industrial, social, artistic, and psychological. SCMS seeks to further media study within higher education and the wider cultural sphere, and to serve as a resource for scholars, teachers, administrators, and the public; works to maintain productive relationships with organizations in other nations, disciplines, and areas of media study; to foster dialogue between media industries and scholars; and to promote the preservation of our film, television, and media heritage. We encourage membership and participation of scholars and those in related positions not only in the US but around the world.

CEO Representative and Society Contact

Priscilla Ovalle
Interim Executive Director
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Associate Professor
University of Oregon

Delegate

Paula Joy Massood
Professor
City University of New York, Brooklyn College
term ends 12/31/2022

President

Priscilla Ovalle
Associate Professor
University of Oregon
term ends 6/30/2023

Membership:

Individual: 3,000

Institutional: 30

Meetings:

3/31/2022 - 4/3/2022 Chicago, IL